Veteran teachers are leaving the profession!
Veteran teachers like senior citizens should be revered for the knowledge, wisdom, and experience.
Each of us had an unofficial mentor when we first started teaching and again when we moved to a new school.
Pretty soon there will be no teacher over 30 at any schools:
No one to ask advice about situations, students, parents, and administrators;
No one who remembers how it was before--when the teachers were loved and respected by everyone, and they were the ultimate authority on anything for their students;
No one who remember the proper way to teach instead of solely teaching to the test;Read more
Throughout the United States, veteran teachers are being targeted. Facebook has story after story about veteran teachers, many times an award winning teacher, being targeted by their school administrations.
These school administrators have received the word from on high—the downtown administrators—to get the veteran teachers to leave.
In LAUSD they are put into teacher jails. In other districts the veteran teachers receive poor reviews, the most difficult students, and all kinds of pressure from the administration--all designed to get them to quit before they receive either full or partial lifetime benefits upon retirement.Read more